With fall fast approaching, there is no doubt that folks will be flocking to their local art and craft festivals in search of seasonal treasures for their homes and their families. This Saturday and Sunday, residents of the beautiful town of Punta Gorda will have a chance to head on to Sullivan Street for a weekend of the finest crafts, art pieces and much more at the 16th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival.
Unique Stuff for All Budgets
Will you be looking for some fall goodies this weekend in Punta Gorda? If you answered yes, you’re in luck; with crafters from all walks of life and all creative styles, you are bound to find the perfect fall items whether you’re decorating your home, your office … or yourself! And with the kind of variety that suits all budgets, there is no doubt that you’ll be bringing home some very unique pieces for a fraction of the cost of box store decor.
Fall 2013: Season Must-haves
You may know that you need something, but what is that something exactly, and where can you find it at the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival?
* Seasonal decorations. Whether you’re looking for a painting with the right landscape or a glass piece with just the right colors, your best bet for seasonal home decor is with the painters, sculptors, photographers and other artisans who will be at the craft show this weekend. Amy Gmelin’s sculptures may have the look and feel that you’re conveying this fall; or maybe you’ll fall in love with Judy Wolfe’s original fine art gourds and mixed media pieces. You may even find beautiful furniture from the likes of gifted wood craftsman Walter Catts.
* Seasonal body products. There is no better time to stock up on scented lotions and hand soaps than at the Punta Gorda craft festival. Visit Catherina Jepsen’s booth for unique and delicious handmade lotions and soaps. You can also stop by and see Michael Janeda for more unique and wonderful handmade soaps. But if general grooming is your thing, then you must not leave the craft festival without taking home some beautiful Eugen Zah crystal nail files. A basket of soaps, lotions and decorated nail files — can you think of a better holiday gift?
* Pre-holiday apparel. One of the pleasures of attending the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival is seeing all of the different types of expression through apparel. Pick up some very special jewelry pieces from the likes of Dennis Collins and Marina Vega, as well as other more unusual things like ear cuffs by Gissell and William Barbour and coin jewelry by Sidney and Lee Klein. Take a look at unique, handcrafted clothing designs by Sawai and George Mclaughlin and Val and Lucy Gabriel. Or pick up a beautiful leather handbag by Adriana Correa.
* Potential holiday gifts. Whether you’re searching for the ideal leash for your pet or looking for an unusual little trinket or creation, the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for all budgets. Check out Jean Storeim’s remarkable collection of kitchen servingware and beaded utensils. Chat with Paula Knudsen and take home the perfect “Frumple”. Or find a cute Peter Lakiotis leash for your puppy. You can even find bonsai trees thanks to Chandra and Susan Dasa.
Celebrate Fall at the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival!
Celebrate the upcoming fall season this weekend at the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival Sat., Sept 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages. Find out more about the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival and other events by American Craft Endeavors at www.artfestival.com. And don’t forget to join our social media communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today!